Mobility Ring Diaphragm Fix

June 17, 2017 – 10:13 am
Mobility Ring Diaphragm Fix If you're panting or bracing during exertion, your shoulder posture is probably bad. Use the Mobility Ring to fix it.       Mobility Ring Diaphragm Fix: If you're panting or bracing during exertion, your shoulder posture is probably bad. Poor shoulder posture compresses your diaphragm's movement, limiting your breath. Fixing your shoulder posture improves your breathing. But because your diaphragm is tied to your psoas on your myofascial line, squatting with a weak/inhibited psoas causes you to pant or overbreathe. Overbreathing causes you to leak strength and lose total control in your squat. So you have to fix your breathing in your squat while resetting your shoulder posture. (NOTE: Overbreathing also causes hyperventilation, increases alkalosis, decreases brain blood flow, which makes you dizzy, increases anxiety and decreases cognition.) The Mobility Ring Diaphragm Fix will reduce overbreathing, helping you release your psoas weakness/inhibition. Mobility Ring Diaphragm Reps: If ...

Grow Your Brain and Prevent Fatigue through Breath Control

April 3, 2017 – 8:03 am
Less than 10% of people have physiologically normal breathing. Yet, the brain withers without oxygen and thrives when bathed in it. Neurodegenerative diseases heal and cognitive decline reverses in the presence of aerobic challenge. Washed with oxygen, you grow new brain cells (neurogenesis). You get smarter from aerobic exercise, if you follow it immediately with a cognitive task, from reading, studying, or memorizing. (Ratey, John. Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain) However, without breath control, the base, emotional brain hijacks the higher, executive brain with reflexive breathing. When this triggers, fear chemistry floods your system, and deactivates brain activity and growth. Blood flow constricts as your lower brain assumes, from your lack of breath control, that your skills and capabilities are insufficient to the challenge, and that you need jet-fueled capacity to overcome the challenge. Instead of the flush of oxygen helping to build new brain cells, it ...

For Your Brain, De-Simplify Your Movement

March 30, 2017 – 7:33 am
WHY IS COMPLEX MOVEMENT IMPORTANT TO BRAIN HEALTH AND FUNCTION? "The brain specifically evolved to identify and develop complex movement. The brain evolved not to think or feel, but to observe, create and control complex movement,” explains Daniel Wolpert, MD (Cambridge Neuroscientist, Computational Biologist and Professor of Engineering). “Aging, itself, is a process of losing complexity,” details Lewis Lipsitz, MD of the Harvard Medical School in Complex Systems Science in Biomedicine. “Our brains evolved to optimize the brain through aerobic demand and complex movement." describes John Ratey, MD (Harvard Medical School and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry). This happens because movement and learning are collocated in the brain. As Leon Gmeindl, MD (Lead Research Scientist at Johns Hopkins University) identified by fMRI studies, decision-making occurs in the areas of the brain with a dual-design for both reasoning and movement. Neuroscience shows complex movement is why you have "Executive Functions" in your brain. The mechanics of learning ...

The 28 Day Carb Addition Challenge

March 20, 2017 – 8:54 am
Bottom Line Up Front: The reality is that you will have to avoid simple carbohydrates for the rest of your life. Avoiding carbs, means taking in less than 100g / day every day.Your brain will perceive it as painful. Your body will go in to withdrawal symptoms. Everyone (yes, everyone) will try to persuade you to restart, like taking advice from fellow occupants of an opium den. The food industry (even disease care professionals) will seek to convince you that health and medical professionals like myself are conspiracy theorists. Meanwhile, their "bottom line" annual profits increase in direct proportion to your increased addiction and dosage tolerance. Those are publicly accessible boardroom decisions written into readable documents. They AGREE to add more simple carbohydrates knowing they do you harm, and knowing that the more you consume, the less you can resist. It is absolutely as nefarious as the cigarette industry in the 80s ...

The 3 Aspects to Resolving a Spasm

March 12, 2017 – 8:55 am
After rehabilitation is complete, you aren't finished. You only begin AFTER rehab. That's zero point. To restore function and get off the pain management medication, begin mobility, use exhalation, and establish an internal dialogue with protective reflexes. In the first 3 weeks, the initial 80% of the pain will be reduced, but as you continue to get to the root issue the remaining 20% will take time. As you're in the process of healing, particularly from neck and back issues, occasional spasms will return. There is a reason for this and in understanding it, you'll deal with it better without pain medications which conceal the problem. When a spasm returns, it may only seem like it is not responding like when you initially resolved it, only because you're at full flare up again; you'll just be back to the initial step. It won't take as long to respond to reduce 80% of ...

5 Steps for Movement to make you Smarter

March 6, 2017 – 12:00 am
EXSUM: If you consistently move every day in the right way (explained below), you will experience significant testing score improvement in comprehending the written and spoken word, as well as, improve in scores in mathematics and science. Follow the 5 simple, practical steps to transform your movement exercise into brain power. Neuroplasticity pioneer Michael Merzenich demonstrated that improving the ability to distinguish movement improves the general ability of the brain to keep time (called Temporal Processing). That improvement spills over into visual, auditory and fine motor processing, as having "more slices of time" improves the amount of data captured by the brain, and less missed micro-moments where data is uncollected. Movement improved even visual-based IQ tests, so it isn't a character of mere exercise transferability to fine-motor enhancements. Your mental processing improves due to movement in a general way because of the improved temporal processing of motor control and spatial awareness. This ...

Unsticking Anxiety through Mobility

March 5, 2017 – 1:51 pm
Have you ever been extremely worried about a very serious issue, and after taking the steps that you could at that moment, weren’t able to find a way out of worrying? It consumed your day, distracted you from work, and kept you awake at night. Doctors have discovered marginal affects from psychoanalysis and cognitive therapy, even when paired with pharmaceuticals. Recent advances, though, in neuroplasticity have identified a specific way to re-wire the brain to get “unstuck” from that quicksand of anxiety. Believe it or not, being free from gripping anxiety could be as simple as physical exercise (in a particular way). This paper presents an evidence-based approach to using physical exercise as a method of anxiety management. It will discuss the medical background of the method. The “brain lock” which occurs in the brain which “sticks” anxiety in the “on” position. It will differentiate between the FORM of anxiety and the CONTENT ...

Work is the Way

February 28, 2017 – 8:56 am
The single worst attitude in psychology in the past 20 years has been the deification of happiness. A generation of young people "just want to be happy." After tens of thousands of clients, I can assure you that they feel worse than ever.Firstly, they are either not improving at all or are most likely getting worse. Believing they should just accept their situation rather then be "unhappy with their circumstances", they no longer look critically at it and seek betterment. As Mike Rowe has said, there's plenty of work needing to be done, and the current generations aren't doing it. Secondly, since they don't FEEL better, and things are not magically becoming better, they start blaming others for this situation: government, military, education, corporations, city officials, neighbors, family, genetically, socially, and financially privileged,... or religion. The person you blame is the one that controls you. No one can change you, but you. ...

Half of Learning is Forgetting

February 24, 2017 – 10:08 am
Understanding how you forget will help you how to recall information, memories and ideas. Instead of desiring greater memory capacity, this article will discuss how to improve brain function, and why forgetting is essential to higher mental performance. Neural noise acts as background interference to your brain, and happens from a lack of lifestyle management strategies: proper sleep, exercise, nutrition, et cetera. When this happens, memory recall significant decreases. Researchers believe that sleep affects learning and memory in two ways: Lack of sleep impairs a person's ability to focus and learn efficiently. Sleep consolidates a memory so that it can be recalled in the future. Similar problems with memory happen with insufficient or excessive exercise, poor or inadequate nutrition, et cetera. But what is this lack of long term memory consolidation that happens from ineffective lifestyle management? Recent discoveries in neuroplasticity (the science of how the ...

Stop Practicing Moderation and Find Your Minimum Effective Dose

February 20, 2017 – 1:10 pm
Despite excess body fat, lack of lean muscle, poor fitness, insufficient energy, cognitive decline and low work performance, countless first-time clients have rationalized that their behaviors as acceptable by saying that they "Practice Moderation." Why is moderation desirable to you, if this is your result? That usually has the intended effect of causing them to reflect upon the half-truth of moderation, a subtle deception that is softly killing them. Do you want powerful results or do you want impotent beliefs? If the latter, no problem. Then, don't complain about insufficient results. If you want help, then the complete truth is never comfortable. (It's necessarily uncomfortable, called hormesis.) The subtle deception of moderation represents the corrosive power of "proof-texting" - using a portion of text to validate a suboptimal or even dangerous behavior or thought. A Case-Study in Validating Negative Beliefs Due to the Pygmalion effect of teachers and doctors stating I'd never achieve any athletic or ...